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Biological & Health Sciences

About Our Division

The Foothill College Biological & Health Sciences Division offers university-transferable courses in biology as well as one- and two-year career training programs that lead to an associate in science degree and/or a career certificate.

Students who complete Foothill College career training programs are aggressively recruited for high-wage, high-demand jobs, particularly in the fields of Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Information About Our Programs

Check out our programs two ways:

  • Select a link below to visit the department's website
  • View Career Programs at a Glance to compare training programs from this page.

 

Explore our BHS Career Programs at a Glance

Dental Assisting

Program: Dental Assisting
Degree/Cert: AS/Yes
Length: 9 months
Start/End: Sept/June
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 28
Program Application Deadline: June 14, 2018
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $3,500
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $40,000-$60,000

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Dental Hygiene, Entry Level

Program: Dental Hygiene
Degree/Cert: BS/No
Length: 2 years
Start/End: Sept/June
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 24
Program Application Deadline: Feb. 8, 2018
Prerequisites: Y
Apprx. Cost of Program: $13,000 (Instrument kit $5,000)
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $50,000-$125,000

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

Program: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
Degree/Cert: AS/Yes
Length: 18 months
Start/End: Sept/March
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 15–20
Program Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $4,500
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: No
Estimated Annual Salary: $65,000-$90,000

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Emergency Medical Technician

Program: Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate: Yes
Length: 6-9 months
Start/End: Anytime/2 Quarters
FT/PT: PT
Number Accepted: 35
Program Application Deadline: Anytime
Prerequisites: Y
Approx. Cost of Program: $800–$1,200
National Lic. Cert.: Yes
State Lic. Cert.: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $25,000–$40,000

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Environmental Horticulture & Design

Program: Environmental Horticulture & Design
Degree/Cert: AS/Yes
Length: 1-2 years
Start/End: Anytime
FT/PT: FT/PT
Number Accepted: Open
Program Application Deadline: Anytime
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $2,750
National Lic./Cert.: No
State Lic.Cert.: No
Estimated Annual Salary: $25,000-$100,000 

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Paramedic

Program: Paramedic
Degree/Cert: AS/Yes
Length: 12–18 months
Start/End: Sept/Dec
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 30
Program Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017; May 15, 2018
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $4,500–$5,600
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $40,000-$60,000

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Pharmacy Technician

Program: Pharmacy Technician
Degree/Cert: AS/Yes
Length: 9 months
Start/End: Sept/June
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 35
Program Application Deadline: May 17, 2018
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $1,900
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $30,000-$40,000

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Radiologic Technician

Program: Radiologic Technician
Degree/Cert: AS/No
Length: 22 months
Start/End: Aug/June
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 22–24
Program Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $4,500
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $75,000-$90,000

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Respiratory Therapy

Program: Respiratory Therapy
Degree/Cert: AS/No
Length: 2 years
Start/End: Sept/June
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 30
Program Application Deadline: April 26, 2018
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $4,500
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $70,000-$90,000

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Veterinary Assisting

Program: Veterinary Assisting
Degree/Cert: No/Yes
Length: Summer only
Start/End: June/August
FT/PT: PT
Number Accepted: 24
Program Application Deadline: Summer Session
Prerequisites: No
Approx. Cost of Program: $400
National Lic./Cert.: No
State Lic.Cert.: No
Estimated Annual Salary: $18,000–$20,000

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Veterinary Technology

Program: Veterinary Technology
Degree: AS
Length: 2 years
Start/End: Sept/June
FT/PT: FT
Number Accepted: 30
Program Application Deadline: May 3, 2018
Prerequisites: Yes
Approx. Cost of Program: $5,000
National Licensing Exam: Yes
State Licensing Exam: Yes
Estimated Annual Salary: $27,000–$50,000

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Biological & Health Sciences Division

650.949.7249

mangiamelichristine@foothill.edu

Building 5200, Room 5211

Division Office Contacts

BIOLOGICAL HEALTH & SCIENCES
Office: Building 5200, Room 5211 
Nanette Solvason, Division Dean
Phone: 650.949.7730
solvasonnanette@foothill.edu
Christine Mangiameli
Division Administrative Assistant
Phone: 650.949.7249
mangiamelichristine@foothill.edu
Jenevieve Alvarez
Health Career Program Coordinator
Phone: 650.949.7538
Office: Room 5224
healthcareerprograms@foothill.edu
See our Faculty and Staff listing for program contacts.
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